April 21, 2024

It can be annoying when your devices experience technical problems. Rebooting your iPhone is one of the simplest and most frequently efficient solutions when it is having issues. iPhones do not have a direct restart mode, in contrast to some Android devices. But in this guide, we have streamlined the restarting of an iPhone procedure for you. When having problems, use these steps to successfully reboot your iPhone.

Restarting iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 12, 13, and 14

  • Start by pressing and holding both the Volume Down and Side buttons simultaneously. Note that the Volume Up button also works, but using it might accidentally trigger a screenshot.
  • As you continue to hold these buttons, a power-off slider will appear on the screen.
  • Release your hold on the Volume Down and Side buttons.
  • After releasing the buttons, use your finger to slide the power-off slider. This action initiates the shutdown process.
  • Wait for about 30 seconds to ensure the iPhone completely powers off.
  • Finally, press and hold the same Side and Volume Down buttons to restart your iPhone. The Apple logo will appear on the screen as it powers up.

Restarting iPhone 5, 6, 7, 8, SE (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Generation)

  • For iPhone models in this category, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button. Depending on your specific iPhone model, you’ll find this button in different locations.
  • For iPhone 6 series and later models, the Sleep/Wake button is on the upper right side of the phone.
  • For earlier iPhone models (before the 6 series), the Sleep/Wake button is on the top of the phone.
  • Continue to hold the Sleep/Wake button until the power-off slider appears on the screen.
  • Once the slider is visible, release your hold on the Sleep/Wake button.
  • Use your finger to slide the power-off slider to turn off the device.
  • Wait for about 30 seconds to ensure the iPhone powers down completely.
  • To power on the iPhone, press and hold the same Sleep/Wake button. The Apple logo will appear on the screen during the startup process.

By following these simple steps, you can quickly and effectively restart your iPhone, resolving many common technical issues in the process.

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